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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V12 (p9) [I] - Starting Again!

Postby gimil on Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:42 pm

cairns whats happening with this puppy?
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V12 (p9) [I] - [ON VACATION]

Postby cairnswk on Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:53 am

gimil wrote:cairns whats happening with this puppy?

Gimil, i was going to start it again, but ran out of creativity...and time. So for now it will fall to the dungeons for Vacation until such time as i resurrect it again. :)
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V12 (p9) [I] - [On Vacation]

Postby Merker on Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:00 pm

Wow, I reckon it's pretty good.

You included Bunbury, I wub you ;)

But please continue, I want people to do more maps of Australia! I mean, it's going good. I reckon you should make it a little less complex for idiots like me though.

Edit: Seriously, c'mon! Vacations are for... People, well please continue!

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V12 (p9) [I] - [On Vacation]

Postby cairnswk on Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:59 am

Merker wrote:Wow, I reckon it's pretty good.

You included Bunbury, I wub you ;)

But please continue, I want people to do more maps of Australia! I mean, it's going good. I reckon you should make it a little less complex for idiots like me though.

Edit: Seriously, c'mon! Vacations are for... People, well please continue!

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Of course i included Bunbury. It will continue but not at this time, later.
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V12 (p9) [I] - [On Vacation]

Postby gimil on Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:08 am

moving on over to the vacation forum! Let me know when you want it moved back cairns!
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V12 (p9) [I]

Postby cairnswk on Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:50 pm

gimil wrote:moving on over to the vacation forum! Let me know when you want it moved back cairns!

I'd like this moved back to the main Forum thanks Gimil.
It is in no longer on vacation.
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V13 (p9) [I] - New station designs

Postby cairnswk on Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:17 pm

Current Version 13

This is where the station designs are heading....back to the similar curved roofs that existed before. This keeps the curvy nature of the design as opposed to the rectangle/squarish design from V12.

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V13 (p9) [I] - New Station Designs

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:31 pm

wait... i thought you were going without the central hub???
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V13 (p9) [I] - New Station Designs

Postby lord voldemort on Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:59 pm

nah the hub was included to keep in tie with the rail series nice to see this baby back cairns
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V13 (p9) [I] - New Station Designs

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:44 pm

well he originally didn't have that saying he didn't think it would be that good for the aussie rail system, so i was confused lovo....
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V13 (p9) [I] - New Station Designs

Postby lord voldemort on Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:02 am

whitestazn88 wrote:well he originally didn't have that saying he didn't think it would be that good for the aussie rail system, so i was confused lovo....

he changed it if memory serves me right cause the map was lacking something
there is no real hub as there is in europe usa
adeliade is used cause its the central part to most interstate travel
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V13 (p9) [I] - New Station Designs

Postby whitestazn88 on Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:07 am

good to know... i suppose i should take the time to read cairns' posts properly instead of just looking at the pictures.

i guess that was always my problem
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V12 (p9) [I] - Starting Again!

Postby yeti_c on Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:27 am

cairnswk wrote:
yeti_c wrote:I think the sides of the map are too close - a bit cramped - could you grow the image - but keep the map the same size to give it a bit of breathing space on either side?

C.

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V12 (p9) [I] - Starting Again!

Postby cairnswk on Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:22 am

yeti_c wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
yeti_c wrote:I think the sides of the map are too close - a bit cramped - could you grow the image - but keep the map the same size to give it a bit of breathing space on either side?

C.

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V13 (p9) [I] - New Station Designs

Postby trk1994 on Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:34 am

I hope your vacation was restfull. I'm glad to see this map back in the forge. Can't wait to play it. Keep up the good work.
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V14 New LD trains legend

Postby cairnswk on Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:47 pm

trk1994 wrote:I hope your vacation was restfull. I'm glad to see this map back in the forge. Can't wait to play it. Keep up the good work.

Thanks trk1994.

Version 14 Changes:

1. Old legend station removed and replaced with train images for long distance trains.
2. ADL hub changed colour and still to be done is the didgerido makrings.
3. Mineral port pairs simplified in legend.
4. 30 PX added to overall map.

Possible to be changed - I might look at placing a back ground on those legend pieces with curvy border as long as it doesn't go overboard and interfere with the overall desing artwork.

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V14 (p12) [I] - New LD Trains legend

Postby whitestazn88 on Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:55 am

i do like the new thing next to each station labeling whether its part of a long range one
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V14 (p12) [I] - New LD Trains legend

Postby cairnswk on Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:17 am

whitestazn88 wrote:i do like the new thing next to each station labeling whether its part of a long range one

That's what i like to hear. thanks whitestazn88 :)
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V14 (p12) [I] - New LD Trains legend

Postby whitestazn88 on Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:20 am

i just took a real close look at this big one, and i just realized that there are some stations with 2 different colors, i'm assuming you have to hold those to get the bonus.

and you should really fix the colors in the legend so they match with those on the map or vice versa
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V14 (p12) [I] - New LD Trains legend

Postby TaCktiX on Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:16 am

Cairns, I'm going to brutally honest. Compared to all your other recent quenches (including Rail Europe), this looks light years behind graphically. The color palette is drab, the clarity extant in other Rail maps isn't there, and the bonus descriptions are both really long and inelegant (long-distance routes) or cramped into a corner (normal bonuses). Give it the Cairnswk touch, as right now it doesn't look like there is one.
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V14 (p12) [I] - New LD Trains legend

Postby whitestazn88 on Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:20 am

i think it looks pretty good... although i must admit, the curved design of the stations is just... eh nothing special at all and it does look kinda weird after a bit

i don't really know what all the other technical jargon tac talked about means, but i suppose he has some good points in saying the graphics could stand to be tweaked
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V14 (p12) [I] - New LD Trains legend

Postby cairnswk on Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:07 am

whitestazn88 wrote:i think it looks pretty good... although i must admit, the curved design of the stations is just... eh nothing special at all and it does look kinda weird after a bit

those were originally in early version meant to be like boomerangs.
Australia does not have the distinct old European charm of the larger city stations except in the cities.
The remote stations are more like flat tin roofs, and now larger stations like here in Cairns are nothing more than a couple of railways lines running through underneath a large shopping centre.
So if these designs offend anyone ro they think they are "just Tad" then they're a little more conceptual than real life stations here in Oz.

i don't really know what all the other technical jargon tac talked about means, but i suppose he has some good points in saying the graphics could stand to be tweaked

of course, this is probably far from finished, howver as to the design, i am kind of liking it very much now. ;)
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V14 (p12) [I] - New LD Trains legend

Postby cairnswk on Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:08 am

TaCktiX wrote:Cairns, I'm going to brutally honest. Compared to all your other recent quenches (including Rail Europe), this looks light years behind graphically. The color palette is drab, the clarity extant in other Rail maps isn't there, and the bonus descriptions are both really long and inelegant (long-distance routes) or cramped into a corner (normal bonuses). Give it the Cairnswk touch, as right now it doesn't look like there is one.

Hold your horses and be patient please. :) Small steps. ;)
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V14 (p12) [I] - New LD Trains legend

Postby cairnswk on Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:09 am

whitestazn88 wrote:i just took a real close look at this big one, and i just realized that there are some stations with 2 different colors, i'm assuming you have to hold those to get the bonus.

and you should really fix the colors in the legend so they match with those on the map or vice versa

Will do :)
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V15 (p12) [I] - Legend!

Postby cairnswk on Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:43 pm

Version 15 Changes.

1. Trains removed and those long distance train explanation simplified.
2. some swapping around in the legend.
3. colours coordinated with legend and stations
4. all lines moving to black

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